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Bahrain Crown Prince praises Kerala NRIs
Report dated 20/03/2013 @ 2:55 PM
Speaking at a reception in Cochin, Kerala, Bahrain Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa noted that people from Kerala were playing an important role among Indians in the development of Bahrain, and stated that reforms in the labour sector would be implemented to improve the working conditions of expatriates, especially Indians who constitute over 30 percent of the country's population.
The Crown prince who was on a two-day visit to India told of Bahrain's readiness to make major investments in Kerala. He also offered support to the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).
Federal ministers, State ministers and prominent Gulf-based businessmen also attended the reception.
Kerala announces rehabilitation fund for NRIs returning home
Report dated 19/03/2013 @ 6:46 PM
Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani has announced a contributory entrepreneurship fund for the rehabilitation of NR Keralites (NRKs) returning home. The scheme will give returnees a loan equivalent to the amount deposited by them while working abroad with a 3 percent interest subsidy for starting units on their return.
Kerala Financial Enterprises will be the nodal agency for the implementation of the scheme. An amount of Rs.20 million has been earmarked for the scheme.
Mani said NRKs have played a big role in strengthening the state economy hence the government is according top priority for their welfare. Some 2.5 million Keralites work in the Gulf countries alone.
NRI is first non-American editor of Time magazine
Report dated 19/03/2013 @ 6:40 PM
Indian journalist Aparisim Bobby Ghosh, who is currently Time's Deputy International Editor has been named editor of Time International. He takes over from Jim Frederick who is vacating the position to 'move on to other challenges'.
Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson and Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel said 'Bobby is a magnificent journalist who has done the highest level of work that one can aspire to in the profession. His recent international covers feature soccer star Leo Messi, and Bollywood icon Aamir Khan. He has profiled Egyptian president Mohamad Morsi, cricket master Sachin Tendulkar and chess champ Vishy Anand.
He worked as Time Baghdad bureau chief during the worst of the Iraq war. He joined Time in 1998. He later moved to London as senior editor at Europe and in 2007 he became the first non-American World Editor in Time's over 80 year history.
He started his career at the Deccan Chronicle in Visakhapatnam, went on to Business Standard in Kolkata and then Business World in Mumbai and Delhi.
NRI law professor walks out of Delhi High Court challenging judge
Report dated 17/03/2013 @ 5:53 PM
Dr Adarsh Kant Kapoor a professor of law at Des Moine College in Iowa, USA filed an appeal before the Delhi High Court, asking for permission to make audio and video recordings of court proceedings that would help a litigant capture and preserve evidence of what happens inside the courtroom since there is no express provision banning it and under common law everything that is not expressly prohibited is deemed to be permitted.
He had earlier made a similar plea before the District Court which was dismissed.
During the hearing Justice V K Shali asked him to refrain from using a recorder and ordered the confiscation of it. Kapoor began to argue with the judge and security personnel were told to take Kapoor into custody and proceedings were adjourned.
When proceedings resumed, Kapoor asked the judge to recues himself as he had already shown his bias by making it clear he will not allow the proceedings to be recorded, making the court incompetent to hear the case.
Kapoor shouted at the Judge demanding that the confiscated tape recorder be returned, then he walked out of the court room.
The judge asked police to bring Kapoor back but Kapoor said the judge did not have the right to do so without a proper summons.
Security personnel were forced to allow him to leave in the absence of written orders from the court.
English proficiency mandatory for Indian doctors in UK
Report dated 17/03/2013 @ 3:22 PM
From April 1, new rules will be enforced in the National Health Service (NHS) making language checks a mandatory legal duty, and making it compulsory for Indian and European doctors to prove their proficiency in speaking English before they can treat patients in the UK.
The health ministry is also to introduce a single national list that every general physician will have to be on before treating NHS patients.
The government is also proposing to give the General Medical Council new powers to prevent all doctors from being granted a licence to practise medicine in the UK where concerns arise about their ability to speak English.